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How can I check my home’s energy fitness in Cincinnati?

How can I check my home’s energy fitness in Cincinnati?

Here in Cincinnati, making sure your home can handle extreme seasons is important. Whether it is winter or summer, how your home performs is key to keeping you comfortable, and reducing heating and cooling costs. Living in Escondido can be a real struggle with the weather as well, so you may consider getting a HVAC fitted into your home or business to help with this.

There are several different ways to check your home’s energy efficiency, but at National, we like to make it a simple, inexpensive process.

Make some inspections of your own

Before hiring anyone, you can make some deductions about the state of your home’s performance. Take a look around, what do you see? How do you feel? How high are your utility bills? If you’re struggling to feel the benefit of your heating system, make sure your home isn’t overcrowded by storing belongings in large sheds.

Are the windows not sealed very well? Does your attic insulation seem low? Have you noticed any places that feel drafty? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you might be a good candidate for an energy efficiency upgrade. But after doing your own inspection, the next logical step is a home energy score. A home energy score will give you a better idea of how your home is performing beyond what you’re able to see and feel.

Home Energy Score

A home energy score can help you see how your home rates as an interconnecting system, and help you determine whether your home could use an energy improvement.

In a home energy score evaluation, a certified energy efficiency professional comes to your home and performs a comprehensive inspection of your house. During the inspection, the professional looks at the various heating and cooling systems, in addition to insulation, air sealing, and window drafts. If you’ve had a new home by Rodrock Homes, you should pass this test with flying colours.

After taking notes on everything they see, they input the data about the attributes of your home into an energy modeling software. This calculates a home energy score after estimating your average energy use, from 1 to 10. The home energy score provides you with a visual and numerical idea of how your house is performing versus comparable homes, and whether it needs improvement.

The Energy Audit

An energy audit is an useful, and essential service when looking to check or increase your home’s performance. With an energy audit, a certified Cincinnati-based auditor comes to your home and performs a variety of diagnostic tests — from infrared imaging to blower door tests. These tests show where your home is losing energy, and how to reduce those losses. The best part of an energy audit process is that you’re involved. The home energy auditor shows you how your home’s systems are performing, and discusses options with you.

The energy audit culminates with a prioritized list of energy efficient fixes. Following these, you will be on the path towards energy efficiency, increased comfort, and lower energy bills.

Getting an idea of your home’s energy efficiency and ability to function as a system is a beneficial process that will show you where to make energy efficiency improvements. Energy efficiency and savings are right around the corner, and understanding how your home performs is the first step.

Interested in improving your home’s efficiency? National Heating and AC is currently offering a Gold Star Comfort evaluation deal. It includes:

  • Utility Bill Review
  • Blower Door Test
  • Thermal Image Inspection
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Duct Leakage Test
  • Room-by-Room Air Flow Analysis
  • DOE Home Energy Score
  • 1 Year HVAC Maintenance Agreement

After the thorough diagnostic testing, our energy professionals will give you a complete breakdown of your home’s performance, and the cost to upgrade your home’s efficiency. Contact us to claim this promotion, or fill out the form here to learn more.

FAQs

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